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Police officers praised after saving man’s life

PC Robinson and PC Danks of Cleveland Police Photo: Cleveland Police

Two officers from Cleveland Police have been honoured for their efforts in saving a man's life.

Earlier this year, PC Robinson and PC Danks received a report of a distressed man on Saltburn viaduct. Following the call, both officers made sure they were first at the scene and made their way to the bottom of the viaduct on foot which was quite difficult to access.

PC Robinson found the distressed man who was standing at the edge of the viaduct in what the force describes as a 'dangerous position'. PC Robinson started talking to the man to try and put him at ease.

Meanwhile, PC Danks asked for trains to be stopped to ensure the safety of the man and the officers.

Trained negotiators were called out but just as they arrived, PC Robinson managed to talk the man down before venturing onto the viaduct to escort the man to safety.

Both officers took the man to hospital to receive the treatment and support he required.

PC Robinson and PC Danks used their excellent communication skills and knowledge to great effect and their actions resulted in the man coming down safely from the viaduct.

In recognition of their quick response and resourcefulness, PC Danks and PC Robinson were awarded a Chief Officer’s Commendation.